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The Fearless Flyer

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In this episode James and Grant discuss jet lag and go on to discuss the flight time limitation scheme (FTL) that is in place to reduce crew fatigue.You can contact us on email or social media at:Email: [email protected]: @F
Welcome to The Fearless Flyer. James and Grant are your hosts, lets have listen to what they've got to say....You can contact us on email or social media at:Email: [email protected]: @FearlessFlyPodFacebook: The Fearless Fly
In this episode we discuss the passenger evacuation, such a rare event but worth talking about. We chat about the certification requirements, talk about some top tips, discuss a survey done of passenger evacuations by the NTSB (National Transpo
In this episode we discuss the Flight Data Monitoring programme that airlines have, we have an interview with Matt, who used to be directly involved in the Flight Data Monitoring programme in his previous airline. Flight Data monitoring is a sy
James and Grant are joined by guest host Dave for this episode where we talk all about crew resource management, CRM for short. CRM has had a huge influence on the aviation industry and has significantly contributed to a major reduction in airc
In this episode James and Grant discuss accident statistics, then they go on to have a look at the evolution of aircraft and how this has significantly contributed to a decline in aircraft accidents. We then finish up talking about a few "what
In this episode we discuss the on-going ground training that pilots must go though such as ground school, medicals, simulator checks and line checks.As per usual, you can contact us on email or social media at:Email: [email protected]
In this episode we have an interview with Kate who was a member of the cabin crew crew then went on to become a cabin crew trainer. We also talk to Greg, a very experienced Purser who shares his experiences and knowledge for those of you with a
James and Grant discuss Air Traffic Control (ATC), talk about the different types of communications between ATC and aircraft and finish up on tracking of aircraft.You can contact us on email or social media at:Email: [email protected]
In this episode James and Grant discuss the factors in planning a flight route, the term ETOPS and how it relates to twin engine aircraft, we talk about why the shortest distance between your departure and destination airports is depicted as a
In this episode James and Grant discuss the Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) that has significantly reduced the number of collisions with terrain. We also discuss the Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) which has also sign
In this episode we chat about the two main aviation fuel types then discuss how we use an airlines fuel policy to operate a safe and legal flight.You can contact us on email or social media at:Email: [email protected]: @Fear
In this episode James and Grant discuss the  takeoff, landing and en-route performance of an aircraft in order to ensure every flight is conducted in a safe and legal manner. We then finish up talking about some of the aircraft limitations.You
In this episode we discuss pilot training from the very beginning, we talk about what is involved in the interview process for joining an airline and finish up with a brief discussion on what is involved in the training when you start at an air
In this episode we discuss system redundancy, another more common term would be system backup. We also chat about the door slides, the  potable water tanks, the toilet system and finish with a discussion on the MEL, which enables us to operate
In this episode we discuss the evolution of the flight deck, the Instrumentation and finish up talking about the Instrument Landing System which enables us to land in fog.Click here for the short video to the Flight Engineers LamentYou can cont
In this episode we discuss the aircraft Auxiliary power unit (APU), some other ground support equipment equipment and talk a bit about engine starting.Click here to the video link showing a buddy start on a C130 Hercules, forward to around 3:30
In this episode James and Grant discuss the hydraulics, electrics and pneumatics that are the life blood of an aircraft, these systems drive all the components on an aircraft. As you'll hear, the design of these systems is well thought out with
Fire on an aircraft and subsequently how to deal with it has been well thought on today's modern jet aircraft. Lets take a journey and understand how crew deal with all the scenario's you could think of.You can contact us on email or social med
In this episode we discuss why we need to pressurise the cabin. We all hear that PA by the cabin crew before takeoff, "that in the unlikely event of a cabin depressurisation oxygen masks will appear..... etc, etc" so we'll talk about that, why
Here we discuss the airconditioned air and how some of it is recycled through special filters called HEPA filters, which actually saves on fuel burn. We also briefly touch upon the pressurisation system.You can contact us on email or social med
James and Grant discuss why we takeoff and land into wind, we look at what we do on those windy days with gusts and finish by discussing winds blowing across the runway which are called crosswinds.You can contact us on email or social media at:
We discuss slowing down in the air and other systems that contribute to ground braking in addition to the wheel brakes.Click here to watch a B757 perform a 3 point turn.You can contact us on email or social media at:Email: [email protected]
In this episode we discuss the undercarriage and have a bit more of a chat about the wheels and brakes.Click here to see  an interesting 4 minute video of the testing of the brakes as part of the B777 certification process. Its is a rejected ta
We discuss engines and have a a discussion about the difference between the piston and jet engines, then go into a bit more detail about the workings of a typical jet engine, we then finish with those vapour trails in the sky. Click here for a
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